Wednesday, September 30, 2009

September 30th, 2009 Right Ear Cochlear Implant

It was a long day. We had to be at the hospital at 5:30am. They started Carver's Right Ear Cochlear Implant around 7:30am. They didn't finish until 10:45am. This surgery took longer then the Implant in his left ear. Carver did pretty good. He was having a hard time holding his oxygen saturations. So, we kept him on 1/2 lt of oxygen and still have him on oxygen. The surgery seems to make his lungs a little junky. He also broke out in a rash - an allergic reaction to something. So, that required extra meds and delayed us leaving as scheduled. We ended up leaving the hospital around 4:20pm. I was starting to get a little worried that they were going to keep us over night. I got a little cranky with the nurse at shift change, so the new nurse quickly got our paperwork and sent us on our way. I had no desire to stay in a hospital full of H1N1 kids - 9 were admitted this morning. The nurse was in such a hurry, she sent us home with Carver's IV still in his arm. Bob noticed it when we got to the car. I didn't want to go back in, so we just had Nurse Marci remove it when we got home. Having a Nurse at home comes in pretty handy.

Carver taking it easy at the hospital.

Carver, happy to be home.


The Buckley Family said...

Glad to hear that he's home and that overall everything went well! 9 kids admitted today, I am SO not looking forward to this winter...

Jennifer said...

Oh, sweet glad to hear it all went well!!